Women on the verge... delays previews again

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it’s production of the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, have delayed its first previews for a second time. This second delay, like the first, is in order to give the creative team additional technical stage time.

The musical was originally scheduled to begin previews 2 Oct, and then delayed until the 5 Oct, will now take place on 8 Oct 2010. Opening night for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will remain, as originally announced, 4 Nov 2010. The musical will play a limited engagement through to 23 Jan 2011. The show reopen's the newly restored Belasco Theatre.

André Bishop and Bernard Gersten in a joint statement on behalf of the Lincoln Center Theater said, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown needs more technical rehearsal time and so we will start performances on Friday, October 8 at 8pm. We are very sorry to inconvenience so many theatergoers who have purchased tickets for these now cancelled performances. We apologize to all of you who are affected by this change.”

Ticket holders for performances through to 7 Oct can either exchange their tickets for a future performance or get a refund at point of purchase.

The new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, direction by Bartlett Sher and produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is based on the 1988 Spanish comedy of the same name - Pepa's lover leaves her and she wants to know why. She seeks out his wife and son, but they have no answers. Meanwhile Pepa's girlfriend believes the police want to question Pepa because of her former lover's criminal activities. They decide to engage a lawyer, who unknown to them is the lover's new lover...

The show will star de’Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Justin Guarini, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott.

The creative team features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, set design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Brian MacDevitt and sound by Scott Lehrer.